Prep Baseball Report

March 20 Daily Game Roundup


March 20, 2012

By Drake Skleba

No. 1 Providence (2-0) crushed Joliet Central 14-3 in five innings on Tuesday. Notre Dame-bound RHP David Hearne (1-0) fired four scoreless innings and struck out eight Steelmen.

Senior 1B Kevin Tully launched a two-run bomb and plated four runs for the Celtics. Arizona-bound Ryan Koziol doubled with the sacks full of Celtics and senior Kenny King hammered a three-run shot for Providence. Senior SS Brandon Boggetto joined the homer onslaught with a three-run bomb of his own. 

No. 6 Mount Carmel (3-0) crushed St. Francis de Sales 16-0 in a five-inning CCL crossover.

No. 10 Glenbrook South (1-0) slid past Rolling Meadows 4-3 in its season-opener on Tuesday. Indiana University-bound LHP Sully Stadler (1-0) struck out six in his three scoreless innings to get the win on the mound for the Titans. Titan senior George Stellas had a pair of triples and three RBI.

No. 11 Oak Forest (1-0) slipped past Joliet West 2-1 behind sophomore Brian Richard, who scored a run and drove in the other Bengal run.

No. 13 Lincoln-Way North (2-0) blasted Eisenhower 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday. Junior Jack McCabe (1-0), senior RHP Alex Lesiak and Dan Moore combined for a five-inning no-no. Junior C Ryan Pellack hit his second home runoff the season for the Phoenix and had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.

No. 14 Harrisburg (2-0) beat Carterville 11-5 in a S. Illinois River-River crossover game at Carterville on Tuesday. Junior RHP Ryne Roper (1-0) struck out 10 in four innings to notch the win.

No. 17 Herscher (1-1) was ambushed in Kankakee County by Bradley-Bourbonnais 3-1 on Tuesday. Tiger Nick Pippen (0-1) was the tough-luck loser for Herscher, allowing just five hits in the contest, striking out seven.

No. 20 Chatham Glenwood (1-0; 1-0) opened up its 2012 season with an 8-1 Central State 8 Conference win over Springfield (2-2; 0-1). The Titans were led by Kansas State-bound Alex Bee (1-0).

No. 24 Edwardsville (1-0) blanked Greenville 2-0 in the Tigers season-opener.

No. 25 Machesney Park Harlem (2-0) outslugged Stillman Valley 18-7 at Stillman Valley (2-1) on Tuesday. McHenry Junior College-bound senior Derrick

Mason led the Harlem onslaught with a perfect 4-for-4 day with three RBI.

Junior Cody Dietz had three hits including a home run and plated four Huskie runs. Dietz was lights-out as he struck out seven in his three innings of shutout relief of Huskie WP senior Dylan Elmer (1-0). A PBR Top 25 matchup will take place in Machesney Park on Thursday, as the Huskies will host No. 19 Huntley.

No. 28 Mundelein (4-0) blanked Grayslake North 10-0 in six innings. Future Iowa Hawkeye LHP Ryan Borucki (2-0) struck out seven and allowed no runs to pick up the win.

No. 35 Oak Lawn (3-0) was led by senior Kyle Smith who plated four Spartan runs leading the Spartans past Hinsdale Central 8-6 on Tuesday. Senior RHP Mike Yacko (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the win.

No. 39 Benton (5-0) smoked past Salem 8-2 for the Rangers fifth consecutive victory to start the season. Senior RHP Trey Garrett (1-0) fired a five-hitter with seven strikeouts to win his first game of 2012. Bradley-bound Ranger SS Ty Leffler was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle and drove in three runs. Ranger C Ethan Hughes had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate with a pair of RBI. Mason Childers doubled home a pair for the rampaging Rangers.

No. 47 O’Fallon (1-1) fell to Columbia 5-3 on Tuesday.

No. 48 De La Salle (2-0) routed Morton 12-1 in five innings behind junior Ricardo Ramirez (1-0), who allowed one run in five innings with seven strikeouts on the mound. Ramirez had three hits and three RBI to lead the Meteors to the nonconference win.  

No. 50 Aurora Christian (3-1) scored 10 times in the seventh inning to stun Serena 16-6 in Serena on Tuesday. Eagle sophomore J.T. Baksha had quite a day for the Eagles. The sophomore had two singles and a double and plated an Eagle run. Baksha retired the final Serena out in the bottom of the sixth on the mound.  Then after the 10-run Eagle explosion in the seventh, he slammed the door on Serena in the bottom of the seventh.  Seniors Kenny McCracken and Josh Haugen each drove home a couple of runs for the Eagles.

Manteno (5-0) put a 10-spot up on the board in Park Forest and smashed host Rich East 10-4. Senior 2B Joey DiLeo was on base four times with a couple of singles and an RBI and scored three times for the Panthers. Red-Hot junior C Ryan Sample added a two-run double. The Panthers ran the Rockets right out of their own stadium, stealing an amazing 10 bases in the game. DiLeo was the chief larcenist swiping three. Junior Jason Morgan improved to 2-0 for the Panthers on the mound allowing a pair of runs and three hits in 51/3. Senior Billy Liss finished up the Panthers fine road victory.

Marist (2-0) blanked Lincoln-Way West 10-0 in five innings, behind Redhawk senior John McKevitt (1-0). McKevitt fired five shutout innings on the mound and had two hits and two RBI at the plate.

Glenbard South (3-0) wins the Civil War with Glenbard North 4-3 in Glen Ellyn on Tuesday. EIU-Bound Mitch Gasbarro had two hits, including a triple for the Raiders.

Mt. Vernon (4-0) defeated No. 45 Troy-Triad 4-1, behind another pitching gem by 6-foot-4 senior Jared Anthis (2-0). Anthis slammed the door on the hard-hitting Knights, allowing a single run and struck out five in his six innings of work. Senior Zack Jones nailed down his second save of the season, with a scoreless seventh. Rams junior Clayton Reeves doubled and plated a pair of Ram runs. Junior C Colin Young had a pair of hits and an RBI and junior Trevor Flota chipped in with a hit and RBI for the Rams.

Chicago Christian (7-0) slammed Shepard 16-6 in five-innings, behind senior CF John Lemmenes, who hammered a three-run bomb for the Knights.

Crystal Lake South (3-1) crushed Palatine 11-1 in six innings. Gator senior Zack Gieb improved to 2-0, as he scattered six hits over six innings and allowed an unearned run. Senior C Dom Winiecki continued his assault on the baseball with a single and a double and plated three Gator runs. Senior Will Ahsmann drove home three. Gator senior Jordan Van Dyke chipped in with three hits and scored two runs.

Andrew (1-0) routed Kankakee 12-1 in five-innings, in the T-Bolts season-opener. T-Bolt junior C Ryan Supple led the ‘Bolts with four RBI.

Auburn (4-1) blasted Gillespie 11-1 in five innings.

Notre Dame (1-1) bounced back from the Dons’ heart-breaking loss to No. 16 Glenbrook North on Monday, by rolling past Niles North on Tuesday 6-2. Don 6-foot-4 junior Danny Hyde singled, doubled and drove home two Don runs to lead the Dons’ attack. Junior 1B Erik Zepeda had two hits and drove home a run. 6-foot-3 freshman Adnan Sator (1-0) allowed two hits and no runs over five innings. Hyde came in relief and gave up a couple of unearned runs before finishing off the Vikings.

Stagg (1-1) trailed 2-1 as the contest went to the bottom of the sixth, in Palos Hills on Tuesday. Charger sophomore C Nick Nowak singled home the tying run and was followed by a booming double off the bat of Charger senior Matt Giuffre that plated the eventual game-winner for the Chargers. Giuffre was on base four times with a pair of walks, a single and his game-winning double.

Burlington Central (2-0) defeated Sycamore 6-2 behind seniors Clem Acitelli and C Tanner Scott. Acitelli had a pair of hits and plated a pair of Rocket runs. Scott had two hits and drove home one in support of winning pitcher senior Riley Jensen (1-0). Jensen allowed five hits and no earned runs in his quality six-inning stint. He also fanned five Spartan hitters.

Romeoville (1-1) won for the first time for new head coach Dave Haskins, as the Spartans stunned previously-undefeated Streamwood 3-1. Senior C Matt Venn went deep twice for the Spartans making a winner out of senior Jim Rooks (1-0). Rooks fired a four-hitter at the hard-hitting Sabres with nine punchouts.

Lincoln-Way Central (5-1) smashed previously-unbeaten Montini 9-4, behind senior CF David Rico.

Richards (1-1) outslugged Thornwood 17-7 in six-innings. Bulldog senior Lou Castro, went deep with two men on and drove home five Bulldog runs.

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